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PAKISTAN:

PAKISTAN IS ATTENDING A MICROSOFT GLOBAL PARTNER EVENT ‘INSPIRE’:

A 16-member delegation of IT professionals from Pakistan is attending a Microsoft Global Partner event “Inspire” being held in Washington from July 9-13. The delegation on Tuesday met Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States at the Embassy and discussed matters relating to IT sector in the country.

SAMSUNG MADE A GIANT 34-FOOT LED TV FOR MOVIE THEATERS:

Samsung’s been working for years on product designs to keep you consuming entertainment from the comfort of your own home, now they are moving to work with movie theaters.

WHY YOU NEED A MARKETING WORKFLOW:

Technology experts ensure that you are producing distributing content that educates your potential customers that you are producing and distributing content that educates your potential customers this expert also establishes your business as a thought leader in your industry.

WATCH HYPERLOOP ONE ACE ITS FIRST FULL-SYSTEM TEST INSIDE A VACUUM TUBE:

Hyperloop One of the leading startup working to bring next-generation loop transportation system from concept to reality just shared footage of its first full-scale test vacuum environment.

14B PKR APPROVED FOR TELECOM & INTERNET FACILITIES IN REMOTE AREAS:

USF – Universal Service Fund Company Board of Directors approved 14 billion PKR annual budget for the financial year 2017-2018 to provide telecommunication and Internet facilities in remote areas of the country.

WHO WAS ABDUL SATTAR EDHI? MEET PAKISTAN’S ‘ANGEL OF MERCY’:

Even a single word uttered by Abdul Sattar Edhi used to make an enormous impact on people; that was the stature of Pakistan’s greatest philanthropist.Abdul Sattar Edhi was an award-winning humanitarian and philanthropist. He was known as “Angel of Mercy” and “Pakistan’s Father Teresa” for social work he has done through Edhi welfare foundation.

KARANDAAZ PAKISTAN SIGNS GRANT AGREEMENTS WITH 4 ‘FINTECH DISRUPT CHALLENGE’ WINNERS:

Karandaaz Pakistan, has signed grant agreements with four winners of the ‘FinTech Disrupt Challenge’ 2017. Aimed at hunting for extraordinary startup ideas worthy of creating substantial social impact, the second chapter of FDC solicited innovative responses to bottlenecks in Pakistan’s financial services sector.

THE NEW NOKIA 105 AND NOKIA 130 DELIVER EVEN BETTER VALUE WITH GREAT QUALITY DESIGNS:

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the dual release of both the Nokia 105 and Nokia 130. Featuring refreshed, ergonomic designs, both phones come packed with fantastic features,effortlessly combining reliability and excellent value and durability.

JAZZ INTRODUCES LEVER, WORLD CLASS TALENT ACQUISITION SYSTEM:

Jazz, Pakistan’s number one Telco announced today that it is adopting a sophisticated world class digital talent acquisition platform called Lever. This system aims to improve a prospective candidate’s application experience through automation and transparency.

TELENOR RPORTS STRONG RESULTS AND SOLID CASH FLOW IN SECOND QUARTER 2017:

“We deliver a strong set of results for the second quarter with improved revenue growth, double-digit EBITDA uplift and strong cash flow generation. Both the EBITDA and the EBITDA margin are all-time high this quarter. We were able to reduce our costs by NOK 0.6 billion and we saw margin expansion in all our business units.

HALEEB TRANSFORMS ITS BRAND IDENTITY, UNVEILS NEW CORPORATE WEBSITE:

Haleeb Foods, Pakistan’s dairy pioneer, today launched its new brand identity supported with a revamped corporate website. Having a contemporary design, the new clean interface www.haleebfoods.com encompasses a handful of dynamic functions which are aimed at enhancing the online consumer experience.

INTERNATIONAL:

WHEN YOUR BODY BECOMES ELIGIBLE FOR AN UPGRADE:

We all like to joke about what might happen if robots, powered by artificial intelligence, decide they want to overthrow humans.

That scenario is, at best, decades away. But this week I’ve been pondering something much more immediate, and in my view, more likely. What will happen when humans decide to become robots?

AUSTRALIAN PM SEEKS ACCESS TO ENCRYPTED MESSAGES:

The Australian government says it wants new laws to force tech firms such as Apple and Facebook to provide access to encrypted messages. Some apps such as WhatsApp use end-to-end encryption, making messages unreadable if intercepted.

EMOJIS HONOURED IN WORLD CELEBRATION:

New York’s Empire State Building will be lit up in yellow to mark a day that organisers hope will put a smile on millions of faces. It is one of several stunts planned for World Emoji Day, which celebrates the colourful symbols used in instant messages, on 17 July.

DRONE ‘THREAT TO PLANES OVER ISRAEL:

A man has been arrested on suspicion of flying a consumer drone close to planes as they prepared to land in Tel Aviv. The 21-year-old was held after footage was posted to YouTube and shared on Facebook and Twitter.

HTC BACKLASH OVER POP-UP ADS ON KEYBOARD:

Phone-maker HTC says it will fix an “error” that let advertisements pop up on the keyboard on some of its phones. Many users expressed anger online that ad banners had started appearing above the touchscreen keyboard while they were typing.

FACEBOOK REFUSES PAKISTAN’S ID DEMANDS:

Facebook has rejected Pakistan’s demand to link new accounts on its main service to users’ mobile phone numbers. Officials had requested the feature to tackle fake accounts, which they say had been used to spread hate material.

NETFLIX SAYS IT NOW HAS 104 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS WORLDWIDE:

Netflix shares surged on Monday after the firm said it now had about 104 million subscribers, a larger-than-expected number that boosted revenues. Company leaders said the gains were a sign that investment in new shows and movies was paying off as online television becomes more popular.

GOOGLE TO ADD’ NEWS FEED’ TO WEBSITE AND APP:

Google is adding a personalised Facebook-style news feed to its homepage – Google.com -to show users content they may be interested in before they search. It will display news stories, features, videos and music chosen on the basis of previous searches by the same user.

INSTAGRAM TOPS CUBER-BULLYING STUDY:

Research from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label suggests social media is making youngsters more anxious. Forty per cent said they felt bad if nobody liked their selfies and 35% said their confidence was directly linked to the number of followers they had.

TSB TO ROLL OUT IRIS SCANNING TECH:

Imagine logging onto your bank account just by glancing at your phone. That’s what some TSB customers will be able to do from September when the bank introduces iris recognition to its mobile banking app.

GOOGLE GLASS SMART EYEWEAR RETURNS:

Google is to sell a revamped version of its smart glasses to businesses, more than two years after the original version of the product was cancelled. The company said Glass Enterprise Edition had improved battery life and felt more comfortable during long-term wear than before.

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